- Nov 14, 2022
We are hanging in there. trying to navigate this new life of blindness. She is doing very well, recovering from her tooth extraction ordeal but her vision has not improved. I feel so hurt for her and I've cried so much the last several days but we'll figure it all out. it's going to take some time to get used to this but I'm hoping for the best. I love her so much and will be here to help her. I appreciate you thinking of us. I'm appreciative of everyone here for the support and loveHow are you and Lulu doing?
I feel so bad being at work all day, I absolutely hate leaving her. Technically all she does all day is sleep, just as she did before but I think of her all day hoping she doesn't feel so alone now. I'm probably more afraid than she is!She may be a little confused at the moment but she has you and as you said, you are there to help and reassure her. Cats are surprising adaptable.
I'm sure i am more afraid than her. I hurt for her and don't want her to struggle. I always leave something of mine on the bed for her . I also have a really soft oversized sweater that I wore once that she took over, lol. so when I lay in bed, I drape it over me and she snuggles up on it on me..lol and that too stays on the bed.You most probably are more afraid but thats natural. If she sleeps in the same place you could leave a worn but unwashed item of your clothing in that place so your smell is on it and it could comfort her..
Thank you for the encouraging words . I've been watching her, watching how she goes about getting around and for a minute yest I actually thought she had gained some vision back. I also tried playing with her to see if she'd be interested. I put my hand under the blanket to see if she would chase it and sure enough, she did. She was never the 'explorer' before, she always liked my bedroom and always stayed in there most of the time, only venturing out if she wanted my attention while I'm in the kitchen cooking or in the living room. she was never big on playing alot either but we did try to get a few minutes of playtime in just so as she could get some exercise. My big concern is how I'm going to vacuum! she is terrified of the vacuum cleaner. whenever I vacuum she runs downstairs into the basement to hide but I obviously don't want her going in the basement or down the steps now.Adjusting to blindness is going to be far, far harder on you than it is on her. Cats are the most zen little things in nature. They seem to live in an eternal now, and don't spend their time regretting what was, they just get on with what is. Once she has developed her new navigational skills, she'll do wonderfully well! DO keep things in the house pretty much as they are, when you can. Watch her, and you will get a sense of her "highway through the house." Keep that clear. Food and water always in the same place. With those few adjustments, she'll do very well. She still has her hearing, and her sense of smell, which are far more important in a cat's world.